Andy Burnham pointed to this bizarre working of the travel ‘market’:
In so doing government recognises that price is an important factor in promoting rail travel, yet has spent the last dozen years relentlessly pushing up rail fares. Even while the cost of motoring has sometimes fallen over the last decade, the cost of train travel has only ever increased.
A one month sale is a peculiarly ineffective way of convincing us all that the train regularly offers good value.
For environmental reasons if no other our travel does indeed need to be priced on to the train.
And not just for a month.